Spring Lake Engagement Session | Lauren + Frankie

I couldn’t have been more excited when Lauren told me that she and her fiance, Frankie, wanted to have their engagement session in Spring Lake, NJ. Having a photo session in Spring Lake was on my summer bucket list, and I’m SO thankful that I finally got to check it off  a couple of weeks ago with this sweet couple!

I had such a wonderful time photographing Lauren and Frankie. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful beach day! They were such troopers and climbed out on top of the slippery jetties (I seriously had NO idea how slippery they could be!) and jumped right into the water later on in our session. I love when my couples are so willing and excited to do adventurous things!

Congratulations on your engagement, Lauren and Frankie! I’m so excited to share these photos with you today. Enjoy some of my favorites from our session!

2017-09-18_0001.jpg2017-09-18_0002.jpg2017-09-18_0003.jpg2017-09-18_0004.jpg2017-09-18_0005.jpg2017-09-18_0006.jpg2017-09-18_0007.jpg2017-09-18_0008.jpg2017-09-18_0009.jpg2017-09-18_0010.jpg2017-09-18_0011.jpg2017-09-18_0012.jpg2017-09-18_0013.jpg2017-09-18_0014.jpg2017-09-18_0015.jpg2017-09-18_0016.jpg2017-09-18_0017.jpg2017-09-18_0018.jpg2017-09-18_0019.jpg2017-09-18_0021.jpg2017-09-18_0023.jpg2017-09-18_0024.jpg2017-09-18_0025.jpg2017-09-18_0026.jpg2017-09-18_0027.jpg

Loantaka Park | NJ Engagement Photographer | Felicia and Bryan

When I first read Felicia’s inquiry, it made me giggle! I have a question on my website that asks, “how did you hear about me?” and Felicia’s response was “your mom!”. Being the social butterfly that my mom is, I wasn’t the slightest bit surprised. She had met Felicia in a local store, fell in love with her beautiful engagement ring, and passed my name along to her (moms are just the best!).

Felicia and Bryan were SUCH troopers and met me at sunrise for their engagement session. This was my first time shooting at sunrise, and it certainly won’t be my last! The morning light is so unbelievably beautiful, and my absolute favorite images from their session are the ones that are drenched in sunlight.

I had such a wonderful time getting to know Felicia and Bryan. I felt like we laughed our way through the entire session! They were total posing pros and so comfortable with each other in front of the camera.

Congratulations on your engagement, Felicia and Bryan! It was such a joy to photograph you both.

I’m so excited to share some of my favorites (I seriously have SO many!!!) from their engagement session with you today!

2017-08-30_0001.jpg2017-08-30_0002.jpg2017-08-30_0004.jpg2017-08-30_0005.jpg2017-08-30_0006.jpg2017-08-30_0007.jpg2017-08-30_0008.jpg2017-08-30_0009.jpg2017-08-30_0010.jpg2017-08-30_0022.jpg2017-08-30_0011.jpg2017-08-30_0013.jpg2017-08-30_0016.jpg2017-08-30_0015.jpg2017-08-30_0017.jpg2017-08-30_0019.jpg2017-08-30_0021.jpg2017-08-30_0020.jpg2017-08-30_0018.jpg2017-08-30_0024.jpg

Cross Garden Estates | NJ Photographer | Jen + Ryan

I’m so excited to be featuring my good friend Jen and her boyfriend Ryan on the blog today! Session swaps with photographer friends are always the best. I met up with Jen and Ryan (can’t forget about Lily, too!) at The Cross Garden Estates in Bernardsville, NJ. Talk about a hidden gem! I had never been there before, and it turned out to be such a perfect session location. I couldn’t get over the huge grassy fields and beautiful gardens! I’ll definitely be visiting again soon.

I first met Jen through The Rising Tide Society about a year and a half ago. Not only is she an incredibly talented photographer (click here to see her work), but she is also one of the kindest souls you’ll ever meet. She’s always there to lend a hand and offer her suggestions and advice with full transparency. I couldn’t be more grateful for our friendship!

Getting to spend the evening with Jen and Ryan was so much fun. I loved watching them laugh together, run through the open fields, and chase their adorable puppy, Lily. They had me laughing through the entire session! Auburn hair, navy lace dress, the cutest couple around, and an overgrown field at sunset…. all of the things that make for photographer heaven 🙂 Check out some of my favorites below!

2017-06-28_0004.jpg2017-06-28_0006.jpg2017-06-28_0010.jpg2017-06-28_0007.jpg2017-06-28_0008.jpg2017-06-28_0009.jpg2017-06-28_0005.jpg2017-06-28_0012.jpg2017-06-28_0002.jpg2017-06-28_0013.jpg2017-06-28_0017.jpg2017-06-28_0018.jpg2017-06-28_0019.jpg2017-06-28_0015.jpg2017-06-28_0014.jpg2017-06-28_0020.jpg2017-06-28_0011.jpg2017-06-28_0024.jpg2017-06-28_0028.jpg2017-06-28_0021.jpg2017-06-28_0022.jpg2017-06-28_0023.jpg2017-06-28_0025.jpg2017-06-28_0026.jpg2017-06-28_0029.jpg2017-06-28_0030.jpg2017-06-28_0031.jpg2017-06-28_0032.jpg2017-06-28_0033.jpg2017-06-28_0034.jpg2017-06-28_0036.jpg2017-06-28_0035.jpg2017-06-28_0037.jpg2017-06-28_0038.jpg2017-06-28_0040.jpg2017-06-28_0039.jpg2017-06-28_0041.jpg2017-06-28_0042.jpg2017-06-28_0043.jpg2017-06-28_0045.jpg2017-06-28_0046.jpg2017-06-28_0044.jpg2017-06-28_0047.jpg2017-06-28_0049.jpg2017-06-28_0048.jpg2017-06-28_0051.jpg2017-06-28_0052.jpg2017-06-28_0053.jpg2017-06-28_0054.jpg2017-06-28_0055.jpg2017-06-28_0056.jpg2017-06-28_0057.jpg2017-06-28_0058.jpg2017-06-28_0059.jpg2017-06-28_0061.jpg2017-06-28_0060.jpg2017-06-28_0062.jpg2017-06-28_0063.jpg2017-06-28_0064.jpg2017-06-28_0065.jpg2017-06-28_0067.jpg2017-06-28_0068.jpg

Laurita Winery | NJ Engagement Session | Caitlin & Jonathan

If we’re being honest, I may have squealed a little bit when I signed onto Facebook a few months ago and saw that Caitlin was engaged! Caitlin and I met a few years ago back in college where we were both members of the Orientation Committee (YAY Mighty OC!). We were placed in the same squad and spent the week (before the incoming class arrived!) bonding with each other and our team members while making late night runs for Rita’s and participating in ALL of the ice breaker activities!

I can remember Caitlin telling me about Jonathan (also a Drew alum!) and their shared passion for marching band. It was clear that Jonathan was someone very special! When Caitlin and I met up to talk about her wedding, she shared with me that Jonathan proposed to her on Thanksgiving Day. Before dinner, each family member took a moment to share something they were thankful for. When it was Jonathan’s turn, he asked Caitlin to marry him. Does it get any sweeter than that?! I think not!

We had such a wonderful time exploring the incredible grounds of Laurita Winery together! Caitlin & Jonathan were so comfortable in front of the camera, and I loved watching how much fun they were having with each other. They had my assistant and I laughing our way through the vineyard!

Congratulations on your engagement, Caitlin & Jonathan! I can’t wait to celebrate with you both at Drew in January!

2017-05-16_0314.jpg2017-05-16_0315.jpg2017-05-16_0316.jpg2017-05-16_0317.jpg2017-05-16_0318.jpg2017-05-16_0319.jpg2017-05-16_03202017-05-16_0321.jpg2017-05-16_0322.jpg2017-05-16_0323.jpg2017-05-16_0324.jpg2017-05-16_0325.jpg2017-05-16_0326.jpg2017-05-16_0327.jpg2017-05-16_0328.jpg2017-05-16_0342.jpg2017-05-16_0329.jpg2017-05-16_0330.jpg

2017-05-16_03312017-05-16_0332.jpg2017-05-16_0333.jpg2017-05-16_0334.jpg2017-05-16_03352017-05-16_0337.jpg2017-05-16_0338.jpg2017-05-16_0336.jpg2017-05-16_0339.jpg2017-05-16_0340.jpg2017-05-16_0341.jpg

NJ Engagement Session | Ramapo College | Neil + Rebecca

Neil + Rebecca’s winter engagement session is going down in the books as one of my all time favorites!  We took photos at all of the places that they visited on their first date together.  Such a sweet idea!  Our first stop of the day was at the local diner.  It wasn’t too busy that afternoon, and we were actually able to sit in the same booth that they ate in on their first date!  After we took a few portraits at the diner we drove over to Ramapo College.  I was in awe at the beautiful buildings and architecture — the photo opportunities were seriously endless!  Our last stop was at the Ramapo Reservoir.  Such an incredible location complete with lakes, bridges, and abandoned brick buildings (my favorite!).

Congratulations on your engagement, Neil + Rebecca!  It was such a joy to work with you both. I can’t wait to see you again in August!

Enjoy a few of my favorites from their session 🙂

 

neilrebecca-5

neilrebecca-7

NeilRebecca-12.jpg

NeilRebecca-22.jpg

NeilRebecca-16.jpg

neilrebecca-28

NeilRebecca-55.jpg

neilrebecca-68

neilrebecca-87

neilrebecca-84

neilrebecca-97

neilrebecca-93

 

Fort Mott State Park | Pennsville NJ | Erica + Sean

A little rain couldn’t stop us from having a fun afternoon at Fort Mott! Erica is Ryan’s younger sister, and the four of us (five if you count May!) met up a few weeks ago to take photos of them to give to their family members as Christmas presents. Such a sweet idea!

Erica & her sweet boyfriend Sean have been together for over TWO years now. It’s amazing how quickly time flies! Erica & Sean were so comfortable & relaxed in front of the camera. I loved watching how much fun they were having together during the whole experience! Erica is such a talented artist who is finishing up her senior year of college with a major in advertising & Sean is an amazing guitar player in a band. They’re both very special people who are so in love with each other. I couldn’t be prouder of them & their accomplishments! I’m so looking forward to seeing all of the exciting things that are in store for them during the upcoming years.

Enjoy some of my favorites from their session! Happy Tuesday 🙂

dsc_7259

dsc_7334

DSC_7345.jpg

DSC_7418.jpg

DSC_7358.jpg

DSC_7367.jpg

dsc_7406

DSC_7400.jpg